A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has said the founding fathers of the party won’t speak on zoning arrangement for 2023 presidential election until 2021.
He said nine among those of them who founded the APC were still in the party and that they would speak at the appropriate time whether or not there was an agreement on the zoning of the presidential ticket of the party for the 2023 election.
He said, “Nine of us are still in the APC. I can’t speak on the issue now. Most of us agreed that we are going to speak next year, from Bola Tinubu to Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Olusegun Osoba, myself(Ngige), Tom Ikimi, Yusuf Ali, Ogbonnaya Onu, Danjuma Goje and Senator Aliyu Wamakko.”
“We will speak next year after we would have done the APC caucus meeting on it. Caucus will agree that we speak on it publicly.”
Recently, opposing claims by foundation members of the APC over an alleged gentleman’s agreement for a southern candidate to succeed the President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2023 has been causing apprehension within the ruling party.